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Adam Podlesh, left, and Robbie Gould.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Tweetbag: What’s Up With The Bears’ Special Teams?

Adam Hoge tackles your questions in his weekly Tweetbag.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears tries to escape the fourth quarter tackle of Willie Young #79 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 40-32. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ugly Loss Tough To Digest

That sour taste is back. The Bears just refluxed.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears Vs. Vikings

It’s almost always the same defensive key against the Vikings twice a season. Adrian Peterson is the reason. He’s one blown gap assignment, one missed tackle, and one sharp cut in space away from the end zone on every handoff.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Brandon Marshall.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Bengals

Here’s what I saw, what I heard and what I was told from the Bears-Bengals game.

670 The Score–09/09/2013

Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears catches the ball for a touchdown over George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 24-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears 24, Bengals 21

Despite a new regime and refreshed philosophy, the Bears season opener had several elements of years past. Here’s my rapid reaction to a gutsy performance by the Bears to get to 1-0 and win the first game of the Marc Trestman-era.

670 The Score–09/08/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws the game-winning touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 24-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler, Marshall Lead Bears Over Bengals 24-21

Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Chicago Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Marc Trestman a victory in his coaching debut.

09/08/2013

Robbie Gould.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Gould Safe As Bears Cut K Signor, Sign LB Starks

So much for that so called kicking competition.

670 The Score–08/02/2013

Robbie Gould.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Is There A Legitimate Kicker Competition Going On?

There appears to be competition at both kicker and punter.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Emery’s Contract Silence Is Golden

Shut up until the offseason. Pretty simple. And probably a pretty good idea.

670 The Score–07/29/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Why So Much Drama Already?

With all the focus on contract talks, Friday’s practice will be a welcome change.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2013

Bears kicker Robbie Gould. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Gould: ‘I Have A Chip On My Shoulder’

Kicker Robbie Gould enters the 2013 season with a lot to prove.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2013

Robbie Gould

Bears Sign Olindo Mare As Robbie Gould Placed On IR

The Bears suffered significant losses Tuesday after the team placed kicker Robbie Gould (calf), special teams ace Sherrick McManis (knee) and backup safety Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Robbie Gould

Report: Bears Holding Tryout For Kickers

With Robbie Gould’s status for Sunday’s game uncertain, the Bears will work out new kickers this week.

670 The Score–12/10/2012

Brian Urlacher tries to tackle Golden Tate. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Defense Too Slow

While Lovie Smith’s team wasn’t eliminated by the Seahawks Sunday, it was beaten and exposed. This one looked bad.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould Releases Statement Apologizing To Grounds Crew

After harshly criticizing the Soldier Field playing surface after Sunday night’s soggy game against the Texans, Bears kicker Robbie Gould released a statement Wednesday apologizing.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

A look at the Soldier Field grass in 2003 when the new stadium opened. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field To Get New Sod Again As Criticism Continues

The middle 40 yards of the field in between the hash marks will get new sod after it sustained too much damage during Sunday night’s game between the Bears and Texans.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Smith: We Found A Way To Win

During the course of a long NFL season, good teams find a way to win games during which they play poorly, and Lovie Smith said that’s just what the Bears did on Sunday against Carolina.

10/29/2012

Brandon Marshall makes a catch with Josh Norman covering. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Notebook: Cutler, Marshall Take Advantage Of Soft Coverage On Final Drive

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall seemed somewhat surprised at the coverage the Panthers used on the Bears’ game-winning drive.

10/28/2012

Jay Cutler. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cutler Wins Hearts Of ‘F—ing Fans’

The “f—ing fans” sure sound different when the scoreboard changes, don’t they, Jay?

CBS Chicago–10/28/2012

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall makes a catch over Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea on September 9, 2012 during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears’ New Offense Shines In 41-21 Thrashing Of Colts

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall weren’t about to let Andrew Luck upstage them in their first game back together. Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Marshall added 119 yards receiving with a TD, and the Chicago Bears spoiled Luck’s debut, beating the Indianapolis Colts 41-21 Sunday in the season opener.

09/09/2012

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